I was told by my doctor today that I have gestational diabetes, or pregnancy diabetes. I was just wondering how many of you other moms got this because I'm starting to feel like they just hand out that diagnosis to everyone (kind of like how they say to every kid that wont pay attention that they have ADD. And don't bash me, I know its a real disorder but I don't feel that every kid they say has it actually does).Answer Question
Answer by itsaboy1208 at 3:47 AM on Oct. 28, 2008
I don't think they "hand it out to everybody". I was tested and I don't have it so I suppose that disproves your theory. They DO, however, "hand it out" to people whose body isn't able to use the sugar in their blood as well as it should, so the level of sugar in their blood becomes higher than normal.
This is a serious condition that, if left untreated, your baby may be more likely to have low blood sugar level, jaundice, or your baby may weigh much more than normal. Gestational diabetes can also affect your health. For instance, if your baby is very large, you may have a more difficult delivery or you may need a cesarean section. It also increases your risk of developing preeclampsia.
Answer by AvasMommy810 at 3:48 AM on Oct. 28, 2008
Answer by Married2theBest at 4:02 AM on Oct. 28, 2008
How about instead of blaming the doctors for your condition, you just step up and start following their orders so that you have a healthy baby and so that you can be healthier too. As the first poster stated, blood doesn't lie. If you tested positive for it, it IS NOT the doctors fault and I doubt that they are lying....why WOULD they?
Answer by Anonymous at 4:15 AM on Oct. 28, 2008
Answer by itsaboy1208 at 4:18 AM on Oct. 28, 2008
Answer by Married2theBest at 5:31 AM on Oct. 28, 2008
Answer by leoangel at 6:24 AM on Oct. 28, 2008
Answer by cox68 at 6:31 AM on Oct. 28, 2008